Fill my lungs with roaring tides

I have a tight grip to this railing But absolutely none to hope To what am I suppose to cling When I’ve slid to the end of my rope? A breeze brushes my eyelids Reminding me where I stand The sound of crashing waves to rocks And deep waters reach for my hand It would…

My Heart and My Brain

There is a disconnect between my heart and my brain Like a married couple who hate each other And stopped keeping track of anniversaries years ago But will never accept of the idea of divorce Bickering from the moment I open my eyes Never can they compromise on a single topic Forced to live in…

Burnt Braided Cotton

My mom’s morning routine used to include Lighting whatever candle she had sitting beside the fish bowl The house always smelling of blueberry pancakes, cinnamon or sugar cookies Though she has since moved on to a candle warmer In favor of how much longer it takes to dissipate I still find comfort in surrounding myself…

Your Giving Tree

I will let love for you Grow from me like branches So you may swing from them When you are too giddy to be held by gravity Climb up and hide within them When you are feeling down Sit beneath their cool shade When you need a moment of rest I will stand sturdy While…

My Thousand Yard Stare

I would depict my consciousness As a smaller version of me Sitting behind my eyes’ lenses Observing everything they see I would depict my anxiety As a grey and monstrous storm Lying dormant in the shadows Until something upsets the norm Then with lightening in its veins And gangling long appendages It wraps up my…

ADHD

Remember what it was like to flip through channels And listen to an incomprehensible cacophony Until stumbling upon something that caught your eye for more than two seconds Before services like Netflix and Hulu made television programs immediately accessible That is what it feels like inside my head most days My body may be still…

Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees

I wish to outstretch my limbs Grow tall and sturdy with a raised chin But gentle enough to let the world in Fold creatures beneath the safety of my leaves Absorb the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 06/2019

Long Hike Up A Mountain

Waking up feels like the start Of a long hike up a mountain On days I am able to make it to the top I search for hope to fill my wagon Though I always come back empty No matter how much I have gathered To stock up for days I can’t climb None of the…

Nylon Rope

Above my head Like a clever joke Hanging limply Was a nylon rope Out the window Like a bird set free My hope had flown And abandoned me Out of the blue Like a miracle Advice you gave Was empirical I heard your words “Friend, please stay alive” Then tied that noose Around my mind…